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Mesh term Curettage

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Surgical Procedures, Operative


A scraping, usually of the interior of a cavity or tract, for removal of new growth or other abnormal tissue, or to obtain material for tissue diagnosis. It is performed with a curet (curette), a spoon-shaped instrument designed for that purpose. (From Stedman, 25th ed and Dorland, 27th ed)

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Dilatation and Curettage

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